Winifred Yeager (1887 - 1974)

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Winifred Yeager
1887 - 1974
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February 26, 1887
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January 1974
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15241
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Winifred Yeager was born on February 26, 1887. She died in January 1974 at age 86. We know that Winifred Yeager had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15241.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Winifred Yeager died in January 1974 at age 86. She was born on February 26, 1887. We are unaware of information about Winifred's immediate family. We know that Winifred Yeager had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15241.

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In 1887, in the year that Winifred Yeager was born, on January 20th, the US Senate gave the US Navy the right to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. Pearl Harbor is on the island of Oahu, a part of the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy was given direction to maintain "a coaling and repair station" at the harbor.

In 1895, by the time she was just 8 years old, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1923, Winifred was 36 years old when the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1931, at the age of 44 years old, Winifred was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1974, in the year of Winifred Yeager's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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